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Posted: 9:46 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
By Tiffany Griffith
Miami, FL —
Some of the most vocal support for immigration reform came from activists in Florida.
"This isn't about bad people breaking good laws. It's about bad laws breaking good people," shouted Executive Director Maria Rodriguez during a rally by the Florida Immigrant Coalition in Miami.
Those in attendance shared their struggles from the past, and their hope for the future.
"I was just really overjoyed. Completely grateful that we were finally being given a chance," says Federico Pasero.
Pasero is being threatened with deportation because his family brought him to the U.S. from Argentina when he was seven. He's optimistic hearing the proposed immigration reforms are a bipartisan plan.
Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia of Miami was also apart of the rally, saying this is something Democrats want and Republicans need.Senator Marco Rubio was among the lawmakers who introduced the bipartisan immigration reform plan. President Obama will be in Las Vegas Tuesday, where he's expected to outline his immigration reform goals for his second term.
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